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The Samsung ATIV Q is a new convertible tablet hybrid which, not content with being able to take on various forms, runs both Windows 8 and Android operating systems. Avoiding the risk of feeling cluttered and clumsy, the two distinct operating systems are individually hosted but provide strong, seamless file and data transitions work together well, quietly and behind the scenes. The ATIV Q’s design is all about the tablet’s many forms. It is a jack of many talents that can take on four different guises. Fortunately its even a master of a couple. The Samsung ATIV Q is 13.9mm thick and 1.29kg in weight. Although not slight by any stretch of the imagination, it's no heavier than rival ultrabooks that the ATIV Q is best compared against. The hybrid’s screen is a beauty. It is a 13.3-inch qHD offering which, thanks to a 3,200 x 1,800 pixel resolution and 275 pixels-per-inch image density, is both detailed and sharp. Windows 8 makes a good foundation for the Samsung ATIV Q, with Android present to provide some much needed glamour. Sadly, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is missing, leaving plain old Android to hold the fort. The Samsung ATIV Q is a mixed bag of tricks. Slightly too chunky to work as a designated tablet, the additional convertible options are a serious boon to its credentials.

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